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Addressing the practical questions of CTOs and CIOs

Enterprise Cloud Computing Seminar

Joyent Inc.

Monday, November 17, 2008 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

Menlo Park, CA

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Enterprise Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing represent a tremendous opportunity for large and mid sized enterprise CTOs and CIOs to increase the pace of innovation within their organizations.   The seminar will focus on identifying practical hurdles and best practices for enterprise users.

Addressing the Practical Questions of Enterprise CTOs and CIOs

CTOs and CIOs realize the potential benefits of Cloud Computing, but they also have reasonable questions about the following:

  • How to achieve enterprise class security on the Cloud?
  • What are the operational issues and best practices associated with running applications on the Cloud?
  • How do you scale an application on the Cloud?
  • What are the appropriate enterprise use cases for Cloud Computing?
  • How do you build and deploy a highly available application on the Cloud?
  • What do Cloud SLAs mean to enterprise users?
  • What are the total costs of running an application on the Cloud?

Schedule and Agenda:

5:30PM – Enterprise Class Cloud Computing

Presentation by Dr. Jason Hoffman, Joyent Co-founder and CTO

Separating the hype from the reality of how successful enterprise class applications are deployed on the Cloud, this talk will discuss the following issues: Security, Operations, Migration, The promise of infinite scale, the reality of how to scale, appropriate use cases, private clouds and VPN connections to legacy infrastrctures, SLAs, achieving high availability and predicting total cost of ownership.

6:15PM – Delivering an Integrated IDE Product using Cloud as a Service

Presentation by Aptana

6:40PM – Refreshments

7:00PM – Tactics and Execution – Real World Experience on the Cloud

Moderated by Ken Langley, Senior Director of Scale Consulting, Joyent


Mark Lay, Director of Technology, AKQA

Mark Lay is responsible for technical delivery for all AKQA San Francisco’s clients. A recognized pioneer, AKQA is an independent agency with 700 employees and offices throughout the USA, Europe and Asia. An ideas-led agency, AKQA works in partnership with brand leaders to deliver innovation. AKQA has received Agency of the Year honors from Advertising Age, Adweek and SHOOT Magazines in 2008 and was included in Advertising Age’s 2008 “A-List” as well as Fast Company’s Fast 50, featuring the world’s 50 most innovative companies. AKQA’s clients include Nike, Visa, Xbox, Coca-Cola and Target, among others. For more information about AKQA, visit

Rafi Jacoby, Director of Engineering, Context Optional

Rafi Jacoby oversees development and operations for Context Optional, the leading provider of scalable solutions for brand marketing across social networks. Context Optional offers a full suite of social marketing services including social media ad buys and optimization, licensed branded applications, brand page management and promotion, and custom viral application development. Context has delivered measurable marketing results for many of the world’s leading brands, including Microsoft, EA, Timberland, Ford, Samsung, Bank of America, and Viacom. Recent projects include Travel Channel’s Kidnap!, a top 10 game on Facebook with over 3 million users.

Frank Anan, Founding Partner, SolutionSet

Frank currently serves as a founding partner of SolutionSet and manages San Francisco operations. Launched in 2003, SolutionSet combines industry-leading technology with user-centered creative to deliver the latest approaches in web development, digital marketing and brand experience. SolutionSet stage the convergence of brand and technology which allows them to view each client challenge with a bigger picture in mind and offer strategic solutions based on that visibility. SolutionSet has a proven track record for delivering to clients like Chevron, EBay, Tivo, Verisign, Cisco, Autodesk, and Kodak. SolutionSet is a Webby Award recipient and is number 23 on the Inc Magazine Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies overall list and number 2 in the IT Services category.

7:45PM – The Future of Cloud Computing for the Enterprise

Moderated by Jason Hoffman


Geva Perry – General Manager, Cloud Computing, GigaSpaces

GigaSpaces Technologies is a leading provider of a scale-out application server for Java, .Net and C++. The GigaSpaces eXtrema Application Platform provides applications with scalability, reliability and high-performance in distributed environments, such as SOA, clusters, grids and cloud computing. GigaSpaces’ customers include some of the world’s largest corporation in financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing and the Internet. GigaSpaces was founded in 2000 and has offices worldwide.

Benjamin Black – VP, Research, Joyent

Ben is currently part of Joyent’s Cloud Development team, working on next-generation solutions to issues of scalability, monitoring, metrics and security. Prior to joining Joyent, Ben held senior technical roles at Amazon, Microsoft and Internap.

Sunil Potti – VP of Product Development, f5

Sunil leads the Product Development forthe Acceleration and Virtualization Group at F5 Networks. Sunil brings many years of experience in delivering enterprise applications and next generation application infrastructure technologies to the market. In his current role, he is responsible for delivering F5’s application acceleration products including WAN optimization and web acceleration solutions. Prior to F5, Sunil was Director of Engineering at Cisco Systems where he led the Application Oriented Networking product group. He has also held positions at Synchrony and Sybase

Jamie Lerner – President & CEO, CITTIO

Jamie Lerner, CITTIO’s President and CEO, has over fifteen years of experience in software development and high growth company management. In 2001, Lerner founded CITTIO to address the need for cost-effective, easy-to-use, enterprise management software that he found was not available in the industry. CITTIO provides automated network and systems monitoring software for today’s modern datacenters and complex, ever changing networks. With automated network monitoring, systems monitoring, application monitoring and edge device support – CITTIO delivers “single pane of glass” visibility into your IT infrastructure performance and availability so your team can be proactive and focus on the business, instead of maintaining its monitoring software.

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Sun Microsystems - Menlo Park Offices
15 Network Circle
Building 15
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Monday, November 17, 2008 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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Joyent Inc.

Joyent provides Cloud Computing infrastructure and services to Fortune 500 companies and Web 2.0 developers.  We make it possible for our clients to quickly move from an idea to a web application with millions of users – without the pain of large capital outlays and long-term vendor contracts.   Joyent provides all this flexibility and also delivers all the the security, cost stability, and enterprise-grade performance of a dedicated private data center.   

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